Off the Beaten Path: Alaska blueberry tales

...Eaglecrest road past walkers, bikers, a deer and berry pickers that gave us Dirty Harry looks. One even flashed the west coast cloudberry gang sign. Berry rage is more common than road rage in Southeast Alaska. I learned a long time ago to never...
Wing part could help solve MH370 mystery

...Minister Warren Truss, whose country is leading the search for the plane in a remote patch of ocean far off Australia's west coast."It's too early to make that judgment, but clearly we are treating this as a major lead," Truss said.If it...
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My Turn: Action in Alaska's Arctic

...Authority. The facility is currently under lease to Vigor, which is now the largest operator of marine facilities on the West Coast. The Ketchikan yard includes 25 acres with a 1,000-foot pier. Drydock No. 1 has the capacity of 9,600 long tons...
Arctic drilling vessel heading to Oregon for repair will send a damaged ship carrying equipment required for Arctic offshore oil drilling from Alaska back to the West Coast for repairs.Royal Dutch Shell PLC's drilling schedule for two exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea off...
My Turn: If it's broke ... fix it

...salmon are expected to return to spawn in rivers along the West Coast.The Pacific Salmon Commission implements the U.S...Oregon to Alaska and distributing the benefits amongst all West Coast fishermen. At treaty signing, many stocks were significantly...
Magnitude-5.8 quake shakes buildings in south-central Alaska

...afternoon's quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.6, but scientists later revised the measurement. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake isn't expected to cause a tsunami.The quake at 2:34 p.m...
Balloon bomb expert to present talk Tuesday

...of World War II, Japan launched thousands of high-altitude balloons armed with bombs in an attempt to terrorize the West Coast of the United States.Coen, who has written about other aspects of Alaska history, will discuss this largely forgotten...
Toxic algae bloom on West Coast the largest in a decade

...expedition to examine the largest toxic algae bloom along the West Coast in more than a decade, an occurrence that has prompted...Bell M. Shimada to survey the algae bloom along the West Coast. They joined a previously scheduled research mission...
Police unsure school threats are linked

...on such a large scale," he said. "I've never seen a situation quite like this where it appears to be literally a West Coast or Alaska thing as opposed to just (one school)."Addressing any Juneau parents who may be concerned, Miller said...
Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

...Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.He and another diver tallied the grim count on a clipboard...


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